Saturday rains bring flooding to parts of Blount

Heavy rainfall Saturday afternoon flooded several areas throughout Blount County and left some roads impassable.

Blount County Sheriff’s Office public information officer Marian O’Briant said there were several roads scattered throughout the county experiencing flooding.

Blount County Emergency 911 dispatchers reported flooding in the Eagleton area, in Everett Heights, near East Lamar Alexander Parkway at the Browns Creek subdivision and on William Blount Drive at County Farm Road. Flooding didn’t appear to be as bad in Alcoa as the only places where flooding was reported was on Spruce and Grant streets.

Maryville Police Chief Tony Crisp said personnel were barricading some roads because of flood waters.

“We’ve got about a half dozen streets we have closed - part of Foch Street, several places on Sevierville Road and on McCammon Avenue,” he said early evening Saturday. “Right now we’re trying to divert traffic around roads that are impassable, and we’ve got one car that is partially submerged on McCammon Avenue but that’s the only one we know where we have a vehicle stalled out in the street.”

No injuries due to the flooding were reported as of Saturday afternoon.

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